I can get the slider to work perfectly outside of wordpress on other static html pages.
I have enqued jquery prior to the heading tag and called in the script I can see that the script is loading just fine, and I notice that every 4 seconds or so, the page seems to be trying to load something (the cursor processes for just 1 second) which I’m assuming is the script trying to switch the image.
Am I just missing something dumb here? Totally stumped lol.
Your jQuery plugin is loading before the jQuery library. Check out your source in Firebug.
How are you loading jQuery? Via functions.php with an enqueue script function? How are you loading the plugin? Make sure it is loaded after wphead in your header.php. Or, better yet, put it in your footer.